Keith Stewart, president of the Pacific Rim group and president and founder of A Christmas Surprise on Saipan is seeking nominations for a family in Saipan to receive a prize package catered to their specific needs based on what is determined from the nomination form. Prizes may include gifts, equipment, monetary donations, food, sponsorships, and/or a wide variety of other items, as well as home decoration. Community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving family by visiting and are encouraged to detail the hardships. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30. Media partners are KZMI 103.9FM and Marianas Variety.


Women at the Alee Shelter for victims of domestic violence, at Guma San Jose homeless shelter, at the Mañe’lu organization, and at Island Girl Power received sustainable, reusable menstrual products, thanks to funds donated by the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Community of Guam to Bureau of Women’s Affairs/Island Girl Power effort, which secured 400 products. Matson Navigation Co. and Triple B Forwarders assisted in getting the products to Guam. Project Sottera volunteer Patricia Krise reached out to GladRags.


Seabees from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas Seabee Component, Facilities Engi-neering and Acquisition Division, and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 worked with the Guam Amateur Baseball Association and Hawaiian Rock Products to prepare concrete pads to receive bleachers at the baseball field at Okkado High School.


AIDS Care China donated 30,000 surgical masks to the University of Guam Endowment Foundation for its Guam COVID-19 Response Project. Masks were distributed to the Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam Behavioral and Wellness Center and UOG School of Health.


Macy’s Guam donated $17,700 to the Ministry to the Homeless from its Round Up campaign; customers rounded up their in-store purchase(s) to the nearest dollar to donate up to 99¢.


IT&E is offering Guam students and teachers online educational platforms on their phones or by using their hotspots without using their data buckets. This is in addition to the 10% monthly student/teacher discount. Details are available at or at 922-4483.


The U.S. Coast Guard Foundation awarded Alexis Blyth, currently resident in Guam a scholarship to attend Old Dominion University, a doctorial college in Norfolk, Va.


The People’s Republic of China donated 30 containerized isolation units to the Federated States of Micronesia, intended for individuals who are either persons under investigation for COVID-19 or confirmed cases, and offer accommodation consistent with quality hotel rooms.


Members of the Guam National Guard and the Guam USO handed out free goody bags to children of Guard service members at its Grab-n-Go Trunk-a-Treat event.


The Tan Siu Lin Foundation donated $2,000 to the Make-A-Wish Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Chapter and $1,000 to the Soroptimist International NMI Chapter.


Para Todus Hit hosted a diaper and toiletry drive to help about 50 local families in need.


Triple J Restaurant Group, franchise operators of Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse in Guam,  donated 600 food plates to the Guam Memorial Hospital; Guam Regional Medical City; American Medical Clinic; Guam Department of Education; Department of Public Health and Social Services; and FHP Health Center as part of its BBQ for a Cause promotion.


McDonald’s/APIA Scholarship through the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholar Scholars awarded 55 scholarships totaling $500,000 to college students. Michelle D. Bermudes, a Guam resident who is attending University of Guam and Lesly D. Ibarra, a resident of the Northern Mariana Islands who is attending Washington State University, were two recipients of the scholarship program.


Docomo Pacific is launching a text-to-give campaign to support local educational programming at PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 from Oct. 28 to Jan. 31.Text “PBS” to 4357 (HELP) to donate $10. mbj

Photo Courtesy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

At the official opening of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam, Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs announced the donation of thermal scanners to Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam Regional Medical City, the 35th Guam Legislature, and the Office of the Governor. Shown at the opening are (from left) Lillian P. Posadas, administrator of GMH; Sen. Tina Rose Muna Barnes, speaker of the 35th Guam Legislature; Director General Paul Yin-lien Chen of TECO; Lt. Governor Joshua F. Tenorio, and Alan Funtanilla, executive vice president and chief executive officer of GRMC.


Photo courtesy of the Guam National Guard

Members of the Guam National Guard and the United Service Organizations prepare to hand out free goody bags to children at a Grab-n-Go Trunk-a-Treat event.


Photo courtesy of Triple J Restaurant Group

Triple J Restaurant Group representatives prepare to donate Outback Steak House food plates to the Guam Memorial Hospital as part of its BBQ for a Cause promotion.


Photo courtesy of the Guam Bureau of Women’s Affairs

Samantha Taitano, executive director of Mañe’lu, accepts a donation of 100 GladRags reusable menstrual pads from Jayne Flores, director of the Guam Bureau of Women’s Affairs, as part of Project Sottera, a Bureau of Women’s Affairs/ Island Girl Power effort to empower young women. The pads will be distributed to girls and young women in the Mañe’lu organization, according to Taitano.